IEEE Computer Society Publications Seek Applications for 2020 Editors in Chief

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 7 November 2018 – The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) seeks applicants for the position of editor in chief (EIC) for terms starting 1 January 2020 (durations are provided below). Please also note the extended deadlines specified below.

Prospective candidates are asked to provide a PDF file containing:

  1. A letter of institutional/employer support for this editorship, should the position be offered.
  2. A plan or vision statement that details the prospective course of action that the applicant projects to take with respect to the publication. This plan shall include:
    • the applicant’s perspective of the publication including challenges and opportunities,
    • the tasks of the EIC to meet the challenges and to exploit the opportunities,
    • the objective milestones associated with the intermediate and final accomplishment of these tasks,
    • the projected schedules for the accomplishment of these milestones,
    • the projected organization which will accomplish these tasks, and
    • the funding requirements to accomplish these tasks, if any.
  3. A complete curriculum vitae, including publications and editorial experience.

For more information on the search process and to submit application materials for the following titles, please contact the staff contacts listed below.


  • Computer (three-year term, renewable for two years): Carrie Clark, – 1 April deadline


  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (three-year term, renewable for two years): Kim Sperka, –15 April deadline
  • IEEE Transactions on Big Data (three-year term, renewable for two years): Kim Sperka,  – 15 May deadline
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (three-year term, nonrenewable): Carrie Clark, – 25 April deadline

Candidates for any Computer Society EIC position should possess a good understanding of industry, academic, and government aspects of the specific publication’s field. In addition, candidates must demonstrate the managerial skills necessary to process manuscripts through the editorial cycle in a timely fashion. An EIC must be able to attract respected experts to his or her editorial board. Major responsibilities include:

  • actively soliciting high-quality manuscripts from potential authors and, with support from publication staff, helping these authors get their manuscripts published;
  • identifying and appointing editorial board members, with the concurrence of the Publications Board;
  • selecting competent manuscript reviewers, with the help of editorial board members, and managing timely reviews of manuscripts;
  • directing editorial board members to seek special-issue proposals and manuscripts in specific areas;
  • providing a clear, broad focus through promotion of personal vision and guidance where appropriate; and
  • resolving conflicts or problems as necessary.

Applicants should possess recognized expertise in the computer science and engineering community, and must have clear employer support.


Other IEEE-CS publications have EICs who are currently standing for reappointment to a second term. The IEEE-CS Publications Board invites comments upon the tenures of the individual editors. Please send comments to the staff contacts listed below.

EICs standing for reappointment to terms in 2020–2021 are:

  • S. Subrahmanian, IEEE Intelligent Systems: Carrie Clark,
  • Jim X. Chen, Computing in Science & Engineering: Carrie Clark,
  • Xuemin Lin, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering: Kim Sperka,
  • Sven Dickinson, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence: Carrie Clark,
  • James Joshi, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing: Kim Sperka,
  • Daniel J. Sorin, IEEE Computer Architecture Letters: Carrie Clark,



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